It’s getting hot in Austin. So now it’s time for you to make things even hotter.

With members of the Texas House reeling over the autocratic – almost dictatorial – control being exercised by liberal Speaker Joe Straus to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda, a meeting of the House Republican Caucus will happen at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss procedures to pick a new speaker.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, with many members of Straus’ House leadership cartel planning to skip it. But pressure placed on lawmakers by grassroots activists clearly has Straus and his lobby puppet-masters worried the caucus attendees might not be sympathetic to their obstructionism.

So the caucus chairman, State Rep. Tan Parker of Flower Mound, moved the meeting up a day. No doubt Straus, Parker and their pals want to make sure their cronies can be there in an attempt to put down the rebellion.

In other words… They. Are. Scared.

And that means it’s time for conservatives to turn up the heat. Make sure Republican lawmakers – and especially your state representative – know that you expect them to get rid of the liberal Republican-Democrat coalition government obstructing conservative reforms in the Texas House. You can call the Texas Capitol switchboard at 512-463-4630.

Straus and his cronies have obstructed conservative reforms. It’s time for conservatives to say that enough is enough.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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